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Dr. Joe’s Latest Favorite Things: Broken Windows, Stuffed Mattresses, Clocks, and Kings

By WhatTheyThink Staff on Thursday, April 14, 2016

This week's recommended reading and articles of interest to media and printing executives.

 

codeMantra Taking New Capabilities to the London Book Fair

By Cary Sherburne on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

codeMantra, which has been in the business of supporting content publishers for a decade, has just launched some interesting new capabilities that could have value for print service providers looking to expand the range of content-oriented services they offer customers. Read more.

 

Dr. Joe's Recommended Reading about Co-Workers, Presidential Candidates, and Disruption

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, April 07, 2016

This week's recommended reading and articles of interest to media and printing executives.

 

Dr. Joe's Thoughts and Resources, and Some Road Warrior Advice

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 31, 2016

This week's recommended reading and articles of interest to media and printing executives.

 

This Week's Dr. Joe Recommended Reading

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 24, 2016

This week's recommended reading and articles of interest to media and printing executives.

 

Fed Keeps Rates as they Are; Reduces Likely Number of Rate Increases in 2016 from Four to Two

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 17, 2016

This topic will be discussed in the upcoming Mondays with Dr. Joe on March 21. This news surprised no one as there are still great concerns about the economic conditions of world markets. The statement released at their prior meeting did not include comments about risk, but the one for this meeting did. They said “The Committee currently expects that, with gradual adjustments in the stance of monetary policy, economic activity will expand at a moderate pace and labor market indicators will continue to strengthen. However, global economic and financial developments continue to pose risks.” It's likely that the first part was wishful thinking, since retail sales data were disappointing and prior data were revised down, and manufacturing activity still shows difficult time in that sector. The chances of no increases or only one in 2016 are now higher.

 

Dr. Joe's Neat Stuff in the Media

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 17, 2016

There have been several reports released recently that are of interest to media and printing executives.

 

Dr. Joe Ramblings: Small Business, Praise to Harvey, Great Reports, and the College “Bubble”

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dr. Joe Ramblings: Small Business, Praise to Harvey, Great Reports, and the College “Bubble”

 

Dr Joe Comments: Small Business and Their Media Use

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, February 26, 2016

Who would think that a company that sells bar code technology would have data about the media small businesses use to promote themselves. It's actually a worthwhile study that Wasp Barcode Technologies provides.

 

Dr. Joe's Comments: Recession, Buybacks, and Windows for Warriors

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 18, 2016

 

Dr. Joe's Recommended Reading: Negative Rates, Shock that the Supply and Demand Law Works, and Linking Into Your Audience

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dr. Joe's Recommended Reading: Negative Rates, Shock that the Supply and Demand Law Works, and Linking Into Your Audience

 

US Commercial Printing Shipments Best Since 2008

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 04, 2016

US commercial printing industry shipments are up for 19 consecutive months in current dollars and 16 consecutive months compared to the corresponding month of the prior year. On an inflation-adjusted basis, the industry has had five positive quarters.

 

Dr. Joe's Must Reads: Demographics, Apple, and Butchers of Books

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 04, 2016

Various topics that caught Dr. Joe's attention the last week: Demographics, Apple, and Butchers of Books

 

EFI Connect Attendees Gain Insights from Steve Wynn Keynote

By Cary Sherburne on Thursday, January 28, 2016

How does The Wynn Resort create such an excellent customer experience? Steve Wynn shared his thoughts and experience in a fabulous keynote at EFI Connect 2016.

 

Dr. Joe: Effects of Digitization, the “Haves and Have-mores” and Not the “Haves and Have-nots”

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Two topics caught my eye this past week. The first is that digitization is now characterized as the “haves and have-mores” and not the “haves and have-nots.” The latter may be referring to Venezuela's economic problems with high inflation and shortages of goods.

 

Globalsoft Digital Now Part of the Creel Family

By Cary Sherburne on Thursday, January 21, 2016

I read with interest the announcement by Las Vegas based Creel of its acquisition of Globalsoft Digital, based in New Jersey with operations in France as well. Chris Petro has done a great job with Globalsoft Digital and has always been on the forefront of technology adoption. Alan Creel’s Las Vegas operation also includes Digital Lizard. With the addition of Globalsoft Digital, he significantly expands his geographic footprint and adds a business that generates about 50% of its revenues from photo specialty printing with the balance from web-based commercial print.

 

Recession Fears and Other Media Ramblings

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Recession Fears and Other Media Ramblings: Recession Watch, Buybacks are Bad: I've Always Said It, Sniglets for the Digital Age, Courtesy of Mr. Tree, Duh! Tax Rates Make a Difference!

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: Finding International Economic Data

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Need a global perspective of world economics and world events? Many of our readers do, especially those who sell equipment, supplies, software, and other products around the world.

 

Tidings Are Good and Not So Good for Ever-Popular Greeting Cards

By Patrick Henry on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The greeting card, a tradition and an industry in one, is struggling in its present form but faces no shortage of creative possibilities for the future.

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: USC's Digital Future 2015 Report, New Rules of Marketing and PR Book

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, December 18, 2015

Dr. Joe Recommends: USC's Center for the Digital Future 2015 Report (PDF), e21's “Social Media Is Making Some Regulators Obsolete”, Content Marketing Institute Says “Lincoln Electric Believes Print is Relevant”, and “New Rules of Marketing and PR” Now in its Fifth Edition.

 

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